GW Volunteers Vaccinate DC Residents

GW Nursing students at vaccine site
03/11/2021 14:55

Volunteers from the GW Nursing community helped administer 2,500 COVID-19 vaccines at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, March 6. The GW Nursing team on-site included 56 students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and alumni. The day was organized ahead of time and on-site by GW Nursing alumna Patsy Deyo, M.S.N., RN. Deyo is clinical semester faculty working at the VSTC COVID-19 Testing Center and at vaccine sites with the Accelerated B.S.N. students currently in the Community Health course. "The high capacity vaccine clinic was a remarkable event - where the GW School of Nursing community was able to take a leadership role working with an inter-professional team to vaccinate thousands of D.C. residents," said Patsy Deyo, who worked on-site all day Saturday. The event was the first to be organized and hosted by the D.C. Department of Health. More high-throughput vaccination events are being planned as vaccine supplies become more readily available.

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